COVER: Deer Tick – Constructive Summer and The Hold Steady – Easy

COVER: Deer Tick – Constructive Summer and The Hold Steady – Easy

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artworks-000076814597-t6v8n8-t500x500In what has to be one of the better tour pairings in recent years, The Hold Steady and Deer Tick are set to play together starting tonight. Both acts have front men with unique vocals, engrossing story-telling and are heralded for essential rock live performances. To celebrate, the bands took turns at playing each other songs and both options might make you question your allegiance to the originals. As the bands told AVClub:

Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil told us: “Craig Finn can bring you right back to the time in your life when partying went hand in hand with ambition. ‘Constructive Summer’ reminds me how rock and roll’s simplicity gives power to heart instead intellectualism.” Finn responded thusly: “I think that ‘Easy’ was the first Deer Tick song I ever heard and I’ve always thought it had a really cool vibe. It gives me the chills when John [McCauley] does that line about the devil in his eyes. The song is classic Deer Tick, it’s rock and roll that’s passionate and knowing.”

Stream both covers below and Detroiter – check out The Hold Steady and Deer Tick at the Crofoot on Wednesday, April 23rd (tickets).

Deer Tick – Constructive Summer (The Hold Steady cover)

The Hold Steady – Easy (Deer Tick cover)

Thu-Apr-17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Fri-Apr-18 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Mon-Apr-21 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Tue-Apr-22 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Wed-Apr-23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom (tickets)
Fri-Apr-25 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Sat-Apr-26 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Mon-Apr-28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Tue-Apr-29 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Wed-Apr-30 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

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